Brahman/i

Synopsis: In this provocative play masquerading as a stand-up comedy routine, an Indian intersex person explores history, mythology, gender roles… and high school. Brahman/i – funny, cynical, inventive and intensely charismatic – takes on more than a dozen unforgettable characters in a fascinating life story that most of us can barely even begin to imagine.
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Counter Offence – by Rahul Varma

Synopsis: Shazia, daughter of immigrant parents form India marries Shapoor, an Iranian on a student visa.  She sponsors him for Canadian resident status.  While the process drags on, their marriage takes an ugly turn. Shapoor hits Shazia and she calls in police.  Sgt Galliard arrests Shapoor on charges of spousal abuse.
Mr. [...]

Truth and Treason – by Rahul Varma

Synopsis:
Iraq is roiling under the American occupation and America is preparing to host the Conference for the Democracy and Salvation of Iraq in Baghdad. One day, in front of the conference, a little girl called Ghazal Ahad, daughter of an Iraqi writer Omar Ahad, jailed by the dictator Saddam, is shot [...]

Mohammed & Mary – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: MARY DIXON is an idealistic journalist from the West whose search for unbiased truth leads her to take up an assignment as an embedded war reporter. The war arena is an unspecified mountain/desert region somewhere in the East. Mary is knocked out then abducted during a sortie by a Jihadi [...]

Rangoon – by Mayank Keshaviah

Synopsis: Rangoon revisits Arthur Miller’s take on the American Dream, updating it for the new millennium by setting it in the context of immigrant culture in the post-9/11 world.  The inspiration for the story was a 2006 New York Times article that described A.C.L.U. allegations of racial bias among federal prosecutors [...]

Those Who Can’t – by Mayank Keshaviah

Synopsis: A first-year teacher is confronted with the realities of teaching in an urban public elementary school.  These realities come in the form of veteran teachers, parents and administrations who aren’t comfortable with a white woman playing savior to an at-risk population of students who are African-American and Latino.  When things [...]

Taconic Parkway – by Sudipta Bhawmik

Setting: A million dollar home in New York ; Current
Synopsis: Manasij, a veteran Bengali screen actor is visiting USA with a theater group to stage some shows in multiple cities. During his first stop in New York, he is hosted by Dipak and Sharika at their multi-million dollar mansion in upstate New York. The enthusiastic [...]

Boundary Conditions – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: Sheela, newly-wed and newly-arrived to a big town, overcomes her alienation and loneliness by getting hooked onto the daily lessons of the TV TUTOR. Her husband, Govind, is an engineeer who is busy with work and busy with his pals.
The TV TUTOR is somewhat magical in its interactions with Sheela, and she gets herself [...]

Carrie’s Web – by Shyamala Moorty

Synopsis: Spiders have often been a source of humansâ  deepest nightmares.  However, in Carrie’s Web they may actually save the day!  A young South Asian woman struggles to untangle herself from cultural and familial webs.  She looks for empowerment to stop cycle of violence only to find help from an extremely unlikely source.  A [...]

Bridge & Tunnel – by Taniya Hossain

Synopsis: Sarah, a suburban housewife, befriends her gay neighbor Mike when he loses his longtime companion in a motorcycle accident. The two form a strange bond when Mike learns that Sarahâ s first husband was also killed in a car accident. They spend their nights mourning their lost loves in their own unique way until [...]

Neighbors – by Taniya Hossain

Synopsis: Neighbors follows Carrie’s revelation that her husband is cheating on her with her next door neighbor’s wife.
Setting: An apartment building in New York City.
Time Period: The present
Cast Size: 2W/ 2M
Casting:
Carrie, F.
A career gal that just wants a nice life with nice vacations.
David, M.
Carrie’s husband. A man who likes to be on top. He is [...]

The Doctor is Indian – by Shane Sakhrani

Synopsis: In the newly globalized India, the Gupta family of Marine Drive is on the edge of a nervous break down. Many of the battles between East and West are taking place under their own roof: a business thatā s been in the family for generations was ruined by a powerful American company, a highly [...]

Ron – by Sudipta Bhawmik

Synopsis: The play is about the continuous fight that each one of us has to go through for our physical and emotional survival, especially for those of us who are the first generation immigrants to USA. The wars we fight are not always just and fair but we still need to fight them anyway.
Ron (Ronobir) [...]

Umbrella Spokes and the Apocalypse – by Sarovar Banka

Synopsis: Oblivious to theory, two otherwise unoccupied men construct and deconstruct the Apocalypse inside their apartment.
Setting: A  bare Los Angeles apartment
Time Period: any time/contemporary
Cast Size: 2
Casting: Douglas, a man about thirty three.
Theodore, a man also about thirty three.
Design Needs: The set is a spare, non-realistic, an impression of a place. It is a single room, [...]

Five Plays for the Visiting Maharaja – by Sarovar Banka

Synopsis: This collection of one acts are generally comedic and philosophical in their nature.  A few are short and lighthearted such as A Play for my Dentist, a ten-minute which traces the (sweet but not saccharine) emotional relationship between two dentists of different ethnicities through their research and collaboration in dentistry. Others are bit more [...]